Tracking the Tracts: Rare Disease Yields Clues to Early Myelin DevelopmentQ&A with Maria Escolar, M.D.
Dana grantee Maria Escolar’s research could provide a better way to diagnose and treat infants with Krabbe disease and other motor diseases before the onset of visible symptoms, when treatment works best.
Why the White Brain Matters
Until recently, neuroscience has given short shrift to the half of the brain that is not gray but white matter. Now researchers are discovering how it provides much of the brain’s connectivity. As a result, dozens of brain disorders are appearing in a new light.